Seven Winter Farmers’ Markets in Boston
In the summertime, fresh produce abounds in Massachusetts. Then winter hits, and everything is cold, gray, and sad. There is, however, a bright spot: winter farmers’ markets. We did some digging and found seven markets you can visit in 2016.
1. Boston Public Market: Okay, this is not technically a farmers’ market. But the local food mecca will keep you stocked with produce, meats, cheeses, nuts, and prepared foods all year long.
Wednesdays through Sundays, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. 100 Hanover St., Boston, bostonpublicmarket.org.
2. Brookline Winter Farmers’ Market: Have a lazy Sunday at this market, which started up at the beginning of January and stocks a variety of produce and other goods.
Sundays, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Arcade, 310 Harvard St., Brookline, facebook.com.
3. Cambridge Winter Farmers’ Market: Stocked with all the usual farmers’ market finds, Cambridge’s winter market also has a good amount of prepared and hot foods. It runs Saturdays from January through April.
Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Cambridge Community Center, 5 Callender St., Cambridge, cambridgewinterfarmersmarket.com.
4. Dorchester Winter Farmers’ Market: Dorchester’s summer farmers’ markets are collaborating to keep the fun going all through winter. Each week, the market will highlight a different farmers’ market and the neighborhood it serves.
Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. 6 Norfolk St., Dorchester, facebook.com.
5. Egleston Farmers’ Market: Serving Jamaica Plain and Roxbury, Egleston is totally volunteer-run and meant to bring the community and local businesses together.
Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 29 Germania St., Jamaica Plain, eglestonfarmersmarket.org.
6. RVMS Winter Farmers’ Market: This Roslindale market sells everything from microgreens to popovers. It’s open from January through March.
Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sons of Italy Hall, 30 Birch St., Roslindale, roslindale.net.
7. Somerville Winter Farmers’ Market: Held every Saturday from December through March, Somerville’s market stocks produce, meat, fish, cheese, and baked goods. There’s also a rotating schedule of special events and guest vendors.
Saturdays, 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Armory, 191 Highland Ave., Somerville, somwintermarket.org.
Did we miss any winter farmers’ markets in Boston? Let us know in the comments.